GREAT NEWS! Action Deafness awarded Big Potential Advanced Grant!


This most recent grant awarded by The Big Lottery will enable Action Deafness to increase capacity and improve sustainability by facilitating collaboration with other third sector organisations for greater social impact.

Josette Simon OBE – Patron of Action Deafness commented: “Congratulations to Action Deafness for successfully being awarded this Advanced fund. I believe this will help the organisation and its wonderful staff maximise their effectiveness and provide excellent services in new and exciting areas.”

Karen Read – Joint Chair of Action Deafness Board of Trustee Directors commented: “This is fantastic news for Action Deafness. We are continuously working hard to improve standards in our services. This funding will help us make leaps forward with assistance from our external consultants.

Craig Crowley MBE – Chief Executive of Action Deafness said: “We are very grateful to the Social Investment Business that oversees Big Potential Awards for their support in this grant. Our organisation, like other organisations, face ongoing challenges. This grant will help re-shape our strategy to become more progressive with our bespoke and flagship business solutions services.”


Big Potential is a Big Lottery Fund grant fund that will deliver approximately £20m of grant funding over three years to eligible VCSE organisations with the aim of improving their sustainability, capacity and scale in order that they may deliver greater social impact.

Big Potential is administered by Social Investment Business for the Big Lottery Fund, in partnership with Locality, Charity Bank, Social Enterprise UK, and the University of Northampton.